Former U.S. Representative and arch-nativist Tom Tancredo (R-CO) has only glowing things to say about Maria Espinoza’s ability to be a voice for nativists in Texas.
Tancredo’s endorsement comes in the form of an apocalyptic statement lamenting a supposed “cultural genocide” brought forth by “forces of the cult of multiculturalism.”
In a statement, Tancredo claimed that “our physical security and societal homogeneity are threatened by forces of the cult of multiculturalism in ways we, as a nation, have never experienced… Maria Espinoza understands this more than most and will be an articulate spokesperson against cultural genocide.”
In response, Espinoza said she was “humbled” to receive Tancredo’s support, stating “he has bravely and boldly stood up for American values over his career…”
In August 2014, Espinoza and Tancredo were featured speakers at an event organized by Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform — a group the leading anti-immigrant organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) lists as a state contact.
Tancredo quickly became one of the closest allies of the organized anti-immigrant movement during his time in Congress. In 1999, he founded the House Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC), a coalition of Congress’ most strident anti-immigrant members and key avenue for anti-immigrant groups to interface with elected officials.
Tancredo is not only a nativist, however. He also has white nationalist affiliations. Tancredo appeared at several events for the now-defunct white nationalist student group Youth for Western Civilization and served as the group’s honorary chairman.
Disturbingly, Tancredo has expressed support for a complete moratorium on Muslim immigration, a position mirrored by Espinoza.
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